What is a Lamassu? Is it evil or good?

Origins and Evolution Initially depicted as a female deity in Sumerian times, when it was called Lama, it was later depicted from Assyrian times as a hybrid of a human, bird, and either a bull or lion—specifically having a male human head, the body of a bull or a lion, and bird wings, under the name Lamassu. A less frequently used name is shedu. The lamassu as we know it appeared in the Assyrian culture between the 9th and 7th centuries BCE. The Assyrians envisioned a protective spirit that was part bull and part human (and sometimes part eagle). Instead of being female, this spirit was male, with a nice, long Assyrian beard. It's worth noting that there were female lamassu as well, which ar

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